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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 30, 2013

Charlotte Anderson

Hamilton county
Charlotte Galbraith Anderson, 80, of Chattanooga, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia areas and

Woodrow Atherton

Hamilton county
Woodrow C. "Woody" Atherton Jr., 79, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday. Oct. 26, 2013.A lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area, he was the son of the late Woodrow C. and Gertrude Knittle Atherton Sr. and

William Bookout

Hamilton county
William M. "Bill" Bookout passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a local hospital after a brief illness.Bill was born in Chattanooga, Jan. 5, 1926 to Mae L. Austin Bookout and Geroge Frank Bookout, and

Teresa Cagle

ROCK SPRING Teresa Ann Headrick Cagle, 54, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.She was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga area and was a member of Rossville Church of God. Teresa was a

Eddia Cothran

Hamilton county
Eddia Mildred "Red" Cothran, 64, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Hospice of Chattanooga.She was preceded in death by her mother, Mildred Cothran; sister, Bessie Cothran; and two

Bobby Culpepper

CENTRE Bobby Joe Culpepper, 86, formerly of Rainsville, Ala., passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.Funeral will be 2 p.m. CDT today,Oct. 30, from W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mark Haynes and

Cherry Evans

Hamilton county
Cherry Ann Evans, 46, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at a local hospital. She attended Chattanooga Public Schools. She was employed with Wheland Foundry, Popeyes and Marriott.She was a member of Piney woods

Robert Fleming

Hamilton county
Robert L. Fleming, 64, of Chattanooga, passed Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at a local hospital.He was a Veteran of the United States Army and a former employee of CARTA.He was preceded in death by parents,

John Fry

Hamilton county
"Friendly" John E. Fry Jr., 85, of Chattanooga, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at his residence surrounded by family and close friends.He was born on Aug. 28, 1928 to the late John E. Fry

June Gray

ROSSVILLE June Ballard Gray, 86, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a local hospital.She had lived in Rossville since 1956 and was retired from Rossville Mills (Culp, Inc.) and was a member of

Linda Green

Hamilton county
Linda Kaye Smith Green departed this earthly life to be with her creator on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.She was born on March 19, 1948, in Alabama where she and her five siblings were raised in

Helen Hamilton

Hamilton county
Helen Anita Hamilton, 65, of Chattanooga, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in a Clarksville, Tenn., hospital.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

John Lee

Hamilton county
John Luther Lee III, 48, of Ooltewah, passed peacefully at a local Hospice facility on Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013. after a long battle with cancer.He was born May 17, 1965, in Memphis. At the

James Martin

Hamilton county
James Richard Martin, 83, of Chattanooga, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, with his loving wife by his side.He was a minister in Primitive Baptist Church. James served his country in

Glenda Smith

Fort payne
Glenda Sue "Susie" Smith, 69, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Oct. 3, 2013, at her home in Bullhead City, Ariz. She was a loving mother, wife, sister and grandmother and although she departs us in body,

Wilson Smith

Hamilton county
Woodrow Wilson Smith, 91, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at a local health facility.Mr. Smith was born in Pikeville, Tenn., to the late Junius and Hallie Smith.He was the owner of

Terry Sullivan

Hamilton county
Terrance "Terry" Eugene Sullivan, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.He was born May 27, 1951, and was a graduate of Lakeview High School and Dalton College. Terry lived in Catoosa

Gertrude Williamson

Hamilton county
Gertrude Williamson, of Chattanooga, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at her residence.Arrangements will be announced by Taylor Funeral Home of Chattanooga Inc.

In MemorySharon Gardner

In memory
INMEMORYSharon Woods GardnerOct. 30, 1953 -Happy birthday, baby!We all miss you so muchI thank GOD fifty-nine years ago, when he put you in my arms. You where a blessing and on March 14, 2013
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